Friday, March 6, 2009

Kiss Him Goodbye


This morning, I was in a rare McDonald's that had a flat screen TV and Sportscenter was on it. While enjoying my coffee and pancake platter with hash browns, I saw the news that Terrell Owens had been cut by the Dallas Cowboys. I have to say that I was surprised... especially, since I saw the owner, Jerry "360" Jones, in several interviews after my Eagles gave the Cowboys a beat down (that would've made Ike Turner rise up out of his grave and say, "Damn man, ease up!"), saying how much he loved T.O. All during that "controversy" late in the season when T.O accused quarterback Tony Romo of conspiring with the tight end, Whitten, to keep him from getting any passes, Jerry Jones stood behind T.O. Mr. 360 talked about how T.O. "just wanted to help the Cowboys win games."

I don't understand why people are now saying that he was too much of a distraction in the locker room. Really? Where have they been for the past ten years? You know I know... he played here for my Eagles during what I will admit was my very favorite year as a football fan in my life. He and Donavan McNabb were a perfect one-two punch on the field and together, the Eagles romped to a 13-3 record and waltzed to the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. T.O. came back from ankle surgery and played superb in what was unfortunately a losing, yet competitive effort. I believe that if that team had been kept together with just a little bit of tweaking in the off-season, they could have come back the next year and taken the Super Bowl... New England be damned.

I was proud to be an Eagles fan that year but, something about T.O. bothered me even then. It seemed like every week when we played somebody, T.O. had some kind of grievance against somebody on the opposing team. At first, I thought it was just a motivator. Michael Jordan used to use the slightest real or imagined slight from an opposing player to motivate himself so, I overlooked T.O.'s antics. He would appear in the papers here and slander an opposing defensive coach, offensive coordinator, or quarterback (Jeff Garcia, who he not so subtlely implied was homosexual). We were winning games so, I just filed it in the back of my mind.

Then, after the Super Bowl, he turned his antics inward. Once again, he not so subtlely suggested in the newspapers that Donovan McNabb didn't play up to par and when the game got tight, his stomach went south. Then, he asked the Eagles to restructure his contract and attempted to sit out training camp. After that, T.O. and former Eagle, Hugh Douglass, got into a fist fight in the locker room. Finally, the Eagles management decided that he was more trouble than he was worth and in one of the stupidest moves in football history, they traded him to our most hated rivals... the Dallas Cowboys. (In hindsight, maybe it wasn't so stupid.)

I predicted that the Dallas Cowboys would win the division with T.O. and take the Super Bowl the next year. They didn't... we took the division. The next year, there was the infamous Tony Romo-Jessica Simpson night in Tijuana and the fumble seen around the world in Seattle that effectively knocked the Cowboys out of the playoffs.

This year, The Cowboys were built to win it all. It was said that they were "deep" and I believed it. In fact, I predicted that my Eagles would finish in the basement and that Dallas and New York would battle for the division. Then came the Whitten conspiracy and a surprising Eagles victory over the Cowboys. After three years with T.O., they haven't won a playoff game, let alone challenge for the Super Bowl.

Now, Terrell Owens has been given his walking papers and now, that makes three teams that he has burned his bridges with... the San Francisco 49ers, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Dallas Cowboys. And, it's four if you consider he was traded to Baltimore and refused to play for them, demanding to be traded to the Eagles, which he was, without running a down.

So, where will he go now? My bet is with the Raiders (that used to be my team back in the day). They have a history of taking in "bad boys" and ne'er do-wells. Baltimore might be willing to forgive and forget. Although, Ray Lewis won't take any of his male diva crap. Then, there's New England. Can you see them with T.O. and Randy Moss? N-O-T! Kansas City might want to dance. Then, there's New York... With Plax gone, they could use a wide receiver with T.O.'s talent. I would really be afraid if the Giants got him.

Somebody will take a chance on him. The man has talent, the man can still run with 4.4 speed, and the man is still in great physical shape. This reminds me of that girl... the one who you know will cheat on you and is just using you but, you go out with her anyway because... well, look at her!!! It's like the Bell Biv Devoe warning... never trust a big butt and a smile. Yet, the teams in the NFL will salivate at the thought of T.O. despite his record with the Niners, Eagles, and Cowboys because... well, look at him!!!

(Update: Terrell Owens has signed with the Buffalo Bills- 03/08/09)

28 comments:

Toni said...

Poor Baby!

Angie B. said...

Keith, You couldn't see this coming? I could.

James Perkins said...

T.O. Will be picked up by somebody,
believe that!

Simon Bastion said...

Maybe this time, he'll learn to stop crying and whining.

Lisa said...

I say Good Riddance!

Vanessa said...

I knew that Dallas would eventually do this..every team he's been on has eventually done this. He's too disruptive.

Jazzy said...

I love women who know their sports.
Lololol. Somebody else will probably pick T.O. up. He's too good not to be.

Tate2 said...

Hey, after all -"Look at him!!!"
That was priceless Keith,LMAO!!

Sunflower said...

People Like Terrell Owens never learn and the reason they don't is because there are always enablers willing to allow them to do what they want and willing to reward them for it.

Swaggie said...

As a football fan, I enjoyed watching T.O. , regardless of what team he was on...but he was a train wreck..I can't argue with you on that.

Grover The Playboy said...

Na Na Na Na...Na Na Na Na..Hey Hey
Hey..Kiss him goodbye.....LMAO!

Halo said...

He was a bad boy, but he has a hell of a body..Like You said Keith- "Look at Him!!!" lmao...

Political Sean said...

I think this move was more a financial one by Dallas..They had a need to clear some cap space.

Captain Jack said...

Soo Not a football fan, but I love to look at photos of him working out. ouuu lawwwd!!lololol.

Toni said...

@ Captain Jack- Lololololol...

Vanessa said...

@Captain Jack-LMAO....but I feel you...lololol

Rich Fitzgerald said...

he not so subtlely suggested in the newspapers that Donovan McNabb didn't play up to par and when the game got tight, his stomach went south

He was right!

T.O. needs to find something else he is good at, take his money and put it to work. Nobody likes a cry baby.

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

TO mouth keeps him in too much trouble. Excellent wide receiver (and best touchdown celebration player lol) but too much mouth. I'm waiting to see what Jerry Jones got up his sleeves. He's building the stadium of all stadiums and cut his superstar player at the same time.

Arlene said...

Keith,

We'll soon be saying LOOK AT YOU if you start another day at a McDonald's eating white flour pancakes and white potatoes for breakfast. Didn't you say you want to lose weight by your birthday? Pancakes AND hash browns won't get your mass down. On to football, I agree that any team will benefit from the skills of TO. The problem is TO's undisciplined behavior. What makes him think that anything he does must be accepted? Why can he say/do what he wants without regard for the consequences? Because he can catch a football?? We, fans, should learn to respect the skills that players have and yet still require professional behavior on and off the playing field.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Arlene. What happened to your diet Keith? Look at you!

LadyLee said...

LOL @ "male diva".

Because that is exactly what he is.

People let him get away with it. Hopefully he has time to sit and think about his attitude!

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

No tears shed on this end...lol.

Have a great weekend, Keith!

ShellyShell said...

I'm not a Cowboys fan but a 49ers fan! I thought Jerry would keep him. I'm surprised by the release. TO does do some beyatch azz shyt but I didn't think they would release him. I think another team will pick him up. He is still one of the top receivers out there! And his body is LIKE THAT!
I think he would be a good fit for the Giants or the Ravens but like you said Ray Lewis ain't having that bullshyt!
I can definitely appreciate his will and drive to want to win but he just has a effed up way of going about it!
It's unfortunate that he's known for acting a complete jackazz because he does a lot of funderaising for Alzheimer. All that grandstanding stands in the way!

Regina said...

Did EVERYONE but HIM see this coming? Maybe one day he'll get the hint...
Anyway off topic, I have tagged you!

Angel said...

I dont know a thing about US football, it sounds alot more interesting than ours!!

Keith, Macdonalds for breakfast!!!

Dione said...

1st things 1st.. Did you not watch Supersize Me? Haven't been to McDonald's since. I thought you were an IHOP fan. What R U doing at Mickey D's????????

2nd- being a STEELERS fan, I don't run into those kind of problems... Seems to me, he acts just like my middle school students. Think they can say AND do whatever the heck they wanna. Then they look absolutely SHOCKED when they suffer consequences. What is it going to take for people to realize, there are cause and effects for every action? Why must you lose MILLIONS all for the sake of "I gotta do me!" He belongs up there in that unstable category with Rush Limbaugh...

Eb the Celeb said...

TO is a parasite... mad that you put that picture up though

Having worked with him... I just think its vastly misunderstood and its his own fault because I think he is probably bi-polar.

people put up with his antics because they see the good in him but sometimes the bad can outweigh that

I am glad he's gone.. will give a chance to the young receivers that never touch the field a chance to shine. Guys who TO's has nurtured and taught a lot to that I know are going to be great.

The best part of this deal is that he's going to the Bills... and that's my grandma's team, so I called her and rubbed it in her face because she is devastated. So I hope he goes over there and causes a ruckus too.

He'll retire next year.

Kofi Bofah said...

That's my Quarterback!




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